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Sent a pistol to Smith and Wesson

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 3000fps, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Sent one of my M&P pistols back to Smith and Wesson 3 days ago, (counting past midnight)

    Has anyone ever sent a handgun back to S&W for repair, how was your experience?

    They sent me a shipping label for free, which was a bonus. Also the gun I sent in for repair I bought used, but it's in new condition.

    Will S&W notify me via email, fed ex brings it to my door? I shipped it Fed Ex
  2. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

    Mar 1, 2000
    I had to send my 6906 back to S&W. Don't recall getting any email, but it was sent back to me promptly.

  3. oldsoldier


    Jun 22, 2008
    I sent them a 1911 to fix an extractor issue becasue the brass would hit me in the head. They fixed it and had it back in about 2 weeks. I don't recall an email telling me it was on the way back.
  4. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    I just got my 686 back from them last week. Sent me a mailing label prepaid. Gun was back in 2 1/2 weeks for a problem with the finish. Gun came back with another small finish blemish (they caused it while fixing the first) which should not have been overlooked. I fixed it myself with compund. They did NOT send an email that it was enroute. FEDEX just shows up at your door asking for signature.

    I give them a "C-" on work performed.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  5. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    No emails. Great customer service.
  6. AA#5


    Nov 26, 2008
    I sent a S&W 500 & an older "80's Mod. 629 to S&W, both with timing problems. Both repaired & sent back promptly. The 629 wasn't under warranty & the cost was very reasonable.
  7. TX expat

    TX expat

    Dec 26, 2011
    KC MO
    Yup a few years back I shipped my then 13 year old Sigma back to S&W due to light strike misfires. They sent me a prepaid FedEx label and had it back to me in less than two weeks. FedEx will deliver it right to your door.

    I give S&W kudos for customer service, for sure!
  8. 129


    Jul 30, 2009
    I give them an A+ on the Cust service.

    I wrote them on 03/16/11
    Got a free shipping label and sent my gun out on the 22nd. The delay was my fault.
    Got an e-mail on 04/13 saying the package was sent out.
    Received the morning of the 15 after my gun travelled the east coast.

    Fixed the problem of a few cylinders feeling "sticky" and replaced a screw that I lost.

    Total bill $0.00 and without my gun for 22 days.....but I had others.
  9. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    I don't think I received an email stating it was coming back. From my experience and reading about others', they are very consistent most of the time in getting it back to you about exactly 10 days after they receive it.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  10. Knighj1


    Jan 11, 2007
    I just did this in January, sent my little 22 in, they sent me a bill n the mail of what needed to be fixed, I called and paid for It, they did the work and sent it back. For some reason it took from Monday until Friday for it to make it to the shipping building(this also aggregated the person I spoke with as well). Overall took 4-6 weeks, but that was first of the year, it maybe quicker now
  11. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I sent my M&P to them a while back. It was returned in less than two weeks repaired and the trigger was appreciably better. No email.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  12. Thanks for the replies everyone, when I went to bed there were 0 replies and I came on now and there were 10! I'll let you guys know how long it took and if they fixed it properly. It was an issue that could have cost me my life if I hadn't decided to dry fire practice with the gun first before carrying it.
  13. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

    Feb 6, 2007
    Great service....
  14. About 2 weeks from phone call to the gun back in my hands.

    That was to rebarrel a 64.

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  15. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I have had several worked on.
    They have paid the freight every time. They actually gave me their FedEx account number.
    All guns have come back and I have been happy every time.
  16. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    My revolver was in a couple weeks but I think one week of that was the dealer waiting around to ship it. No updates from Smith but when it came back everything was fixed up right and no charge for repairs or shipping.
  17. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    I had to send one of their 1911's back. Downside is that it had to go back twice. It was having 2-3 malfunctions per magazine with Federal and Winchester 230 grain fmj, both before and after the first trip in for repair. That was disappointing. They did get it working after the second repair attempt. Good news is that communication was excellent, and repairs were completed in just a few weeks each time.
  18. rickbaales


    Jun 21, 2009
    +1 for AAA S&W customer service. You are good to go.
  19. clancy


    Feb 16, 2011
    S&W's customer service is outstanding. I had to send my 6906 back for repair, and within a week they sent me a brand new one. After sending that one back for the same problem, it too was replaced, again within a week. No questions asked, no problems, and great service.

    I wish I could say the same about their Quality Control Department.
  20. Edmo01


    Feb 19, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    Same experience with one of the new 38 special 5 shot "Bodyguard" revolvers...

    They quickly turned the gun around and got it back to me. FEDEX to my door. I just wish they had made it functional!

    Now waiting on a replacement gun after the second time back. I opted to change to a different model of snubbie since they couldn't get the first model (BG38) to work.

    Customer service is quick and efficient. The quality control in production and repair is lacking. I'm just hoping the replacement gun isn't a Monday or Friday production.